New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): Delhi-based two-wheeler electric bike-taxi service company Promto has launched the city’s first ever eco-friendly two-wheeler taxi service to address the gap of last mile connectivity for local commuters.
A fleet of 20 battery operated bikes have been deployed for the first phase, which will be available from Connaught Place to give rides within a radius of five km
with a minimal charge of Rs. five per km.
Started by four professionals, Nikhil Malik, Karan Chadha, Pawneesh Rampal and Romesh Kumar, Promto has been initiated amidst Delhi’s ongoing war against air pollution. The ambitious team decided to roll out a greener way of tackling the problem through battery operated bikes equipped with in-built GPS systems, verified and well mannered drivers as and when required.
Commenting on the launch, Nikhil Malik, Promoter of Promto said, “As the capital is heading towards its second phase of odd-even rule among numerous other initiatives of tackling pollution, we have come up with our eco-friendly take of curbing pollution.”
“Promto will help single office goers, students and general commuters experience the advantages of switching over to zero polluting electric mobility and reach last mile destinations from a public point such as metro stations or a busy bus terminal. To ensure safety measures, we have in place a comprehensive insurance policy worth up to Rs. one lakh for the drivers as well as the passenger for the duration of the bike ride,” added Malik.
Meanwhile, all the drivers at Promto go through stringent background verification and training on aspects of safety and efficiency. Taking care of hygiene concerns, commuters will be provided with disposable hair nets to use underneath the helmets provided by them.
“Being a highly popular mode of transport in India, two wheelers are contributing the maximum to air pollution in Delhi and our battery operated bikes will be a visible alternative to immediately cut the emission as one electric bike is equivalent to reducing one ton of carbon dioxide emission in three years,” added Nikhil.
Apart from solving the issues of last mile connectivity and pollution, Promto is here to solve the employment situation in the city by creating job opportunities for the riders through its fleet expansion plans of 500 battery-operated bikes in another six months and 10,000 electric bikes in the upcoming three years.
In the first few hours of launch number of queries from office goers, students, tourists were pouring in, 25,000+ people were talking about us on Facebook, call centre was flooded with queries. Already through with 65 rides within two hours, 107 orders booked till 12:28 PM on the launch day itself. (ANI)